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Helpline Volunteer

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Become a helpline hero!

Our volunteers are always there for young people when they feel they have nowhere else to turn.

Our on-site volunteering community helps young people in need via phone, email and web chat. Young people contact our helpline every day so why not become helpline hero and make a difference to young people’s life; it will certainly change yours.

Volunteer Outreach

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Do you want to help your local community but have limited time? The Literacy Pirates need committed volunteers to help us engage with the local community to expand our volunteer base.

If you know of local religious centres or spaces that are used by lots of professionals and creatives, you may have the natural skills necessary to help us with outreach in letting the most amount of people know about our organisation.

In-Schools DIY Renewables Workshop Co-ordinator

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Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation to create sustainable solutions to the problems our planet is facing? We are at PPL PWR. We are a collective who aim to encourage new ideas and technologies to power sustainable change. Our new “DIY Renewables” project is a series of workshops in secondary state schools funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering which allow students to develop engineering skills and create their own product in the theme of sustainable technology.

Volunteer Tutor - English or Maths

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Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community. By volunteering and tutoring for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support pupils facing socio-economic disadvantages to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future.

Games Assistant

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Volunteer with a fun organisation which prides itself on compassion and empathy. There are no admin tasks involved, the environment is very ‘feel good’. This is the perfect way to take your mind off stressful exams, take a break from the library and be in the sun, giving disadvantaged children new memories which will last a lifetime. There is no time commitment involved - want to join as a one off and see how it goes’ No problem! Get in touch today!

Volunteer Mentor

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The Kids Network is looking for committed, fun and passionate volunteers to make a difference to the children of London. Our structured mentoring programme supports 8-11 year olds, based in Camden, at weekends with their social and emotional development before they transition into secondary school.

As a mentor, you will hold weekly one on one sessions of 1-3 hours. You will be building confidence, supporting resilience and helping your matched child to manage feelings through a series of fun and positive experiences and activities.

Watercolour Researcher

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The Watercolour World is looking for volunteers with an interest in visual history and digital projects. TWW aims to visually recreate the world before photography by working with public and private collections to aggregate pre-1900 watercolours of record onto a single geographically-indexed website – www.watercolourworld.org We need volunteers to assist in the processing and collating of information from the collections, categorising, tagging and geolocating the images.

Front of House Volunteer

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Fulham Palace’s restoration project ‘Discovering the Bishop of London’s Palace at Fulham’ is due for completion in May 2019. Our museum is transforming and will comprise more exhibition spaces and visitor engagement activities across all of our accessible historic rooms. Come and join our brand new Front of House team!

Keep Active Volunteer

As a Keep Active Volunteer we ask you to visit an older person (the average age is 84) once a week for nine weeks to help them with improving mobility indoors with exercises, or outdoors with walks in their community. You benefit from training provided by the NHS Community Independence Team as well as Bishop Creighton House.

Your visits can make a big difference to someone’s life and volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. It is also really good experience if you are looking to work in a healthcare role.

We are looking for people who:

Media Officer

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Media Officers will join the Media Team and contribute to the drafting of the posts on different Social Media Platforms, the photographing, recording and editing of videos during the DIY workshops (funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering) as well as different festivals.

No strong experience required in this field, motivation and willingness to learn are key.

Volunteer Welcome Guide

Do you have a passion for history?

Virtually unchanged for 400 years, Ham House is internationally recognised for its collection of textiles, furniture and art which have remained in the house since the 17th century.

Our Welcome Guides offer a high standard of customer service to our visitors. They’ll inform visitors of daily events and sell guidebooks.

Mental Health Champions

The Manor Gardens Welfare Trust was founded in 1913. Our services are dedicated to promoting good mental health, physical health and wellbeing across Islington.

The Wellbeing Service @ Manor Gardens is currently looking to recruit new Mental Health Champion Volunteers.

Mental Health Champions are a community of individuals actively starting conversations around mental health.

This can be done through putting on events, attending meetings and starting conversations with their colleagues and friends to reduce the stigma around mental health.

Night Hub Volunteer

Do you want to gain experience working with vulnerable people, while having a great night out? The Night Hub will help anyone vulnerable or distressed on Friday or Saturday night in the West End. As a volunteer, you could be helping people get home safely or reunite with friends, helping them report crime or get medical help, or providing emotional support. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, and gain experience that could help toward a career in psychology, social work or emergency services.

Volunteer tutor

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Volunteer with Action Tutoring to support disadvantaged young people to achieve. We partner our brilliant volunteer tutors with school pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on their confidence and study skills. Education in this country isn’t fair and we believe tutoring should be available to everyone, not just those who can afford it.

Mentor

Pay it forward! Your university has opened many doors for you, now help open the door for others and become a mentor for an applicant who is applying for university. As a mentor, you’ll provide your mentees with encouragement, application feedback and advice for an hour a month throughout the application process. It’s a minimal time commitment that can make a real impact on someone’s future – we think that’s worth doing!

Volunteer Tour Guide

Do you have a passion for history and a love of sharing stories with others’ Does the idea of bringing 500 years of history to life sound like your sort of pastime? In that case, come and explore a rare piece of Hackney heritage - join us and become one of Sutton House’s tour guide volunteers.

Volunteer Room Guide

Do you have a passion for history?

Virtually unchanged for 400 years, Ham House is internationally recognised for its collection of textiles, furniture and art which have remained in the house since the 17th century.

Our Room guides share their passion by engaging with visitors about family stories, art and love making people feel at home.

Lauriston Lights Mentor

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Lauriston Lights is a charity that targets high-ability 11 year-old children from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This demographic receives very little specific support from the government, so it’s up to voluntary organisations like us to help them hone their abilities. Over a two-week summer camp, we help these children find the confidence and skills to mean they thrive in secondary school and beyond. We are running three camps - two in London & one in Oxford.

DIY Renewable Workshop Assistant

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Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation to create sustainable solutions to the problems our planet is facing? We are at PPL PWR. We are a collective who aim to encourage new ideas and technologies to power sustainable change. Our “DIY Renewables” project is a series of workshops in secondary state schools funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering which allow students to develop engineering skills and create their own product in the theme of sustainable technology.

Fundraising and Communications Volunteer

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Are you looking for voluntary experience to help launch your career in the charity sector? Then this is the role for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic student or graduate who is passionate about our work and wants hands-on experience working in a fundraising team.

As a volunteer we offer you the chance to get involved in all elements of our fundraising and in return we can help you get your dream job in sector by giving advice on writing CVs and cover letters and help you prepare for job interviews through coaching and trial questions.

Befriending

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Befriending Volunteers at Look Ahead will be passionate about helping others. Mainly the role is about befriending someone who may be lonely or vulnerable. A befriender will provide the customer with companionship and support, both practical and emotional.

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